Martha McDonald Letter
Scope and Content
This collection contains a letter of Martha McDonald, written from Rutherford County, North Carolina, responding to a letter she received from her husband, Lewis, on the previous day, September 14, 1862. She inquires after a mutual friend who was wounded and taken prisoner by Union troops. In the postscript she thanks Lewis for a Bible he sent her.
- McDonald, Martha (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Martha McDonald was a southern woman, presumably of North Carolina, and wife to a Confederate soldier, Lewis McDonald. American Civil War service records show a Lewis McDonald who served in Company C, 55th North Carolina Infantry. The company's muster roll indicates that McDonald was a farmer, born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He was promoted to corporal during the war and served through the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.
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The collection contains a letter of Martha McDonald to her husband, Lewis McDonald, a soldier in the Confederate Army, written in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on September 15, 1862, during the American Civil War.
Source of Acquisition
The Martha McDonald Letter was purchased by Special Collections in or prior to 2008.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Martha McDonald Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Martha McDonald Letter commenced and was completed in June 2008.
- Martha McDonald Letter, 1862
- Emily K. Bibby, Student Assistant
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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